Apostolos Papastamos breaks swimming record to win gold at European championship


Apostolos Papastamos started the first finals session of the 2024 European Championships with a top-10 time in the world this year, winning gold in the Men’s 400 individual medley.

The Greek swimmer finished with 4:10.83, winning by nearly a second. That is the ninth-fastest time in the world in 2024, taking Sunday night’s final at the U.S. Olympic Trials into account.

Apostolos Papastamos Smashes World Junior Record in 400 IM With 4:11 in Budapest in 2019. Photo Swimmingworldmagazine.
Apostolos Papastamos Smashes World Junior Record in 400 IM With 4:11.93 in Budapest in 2019. Photo: Swimmingworldmagazine.

According to Swimmingworldmagazine, Papastamos was fifth in prelims, the best of the non-Hungarians in the race. Greece’s Daniil Giortzidis came in fourth place.

The 23-year-old Greek swimmer outdid his national record of 4:11.93, which he scored to win the 2019 World Junior Championship.

Source: Swimmingworldmagazine




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